Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Sci-fi action sequel directed by Justin Lin. Star Trek Beyond (2016) follows the USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), has been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain’s Log, Stardate 2263.2. Today is our 966th day in deep space. A little under three years into our five year mission. The more time we spend out here, the harder it is to tell where one day ends and the next one begins. It can be a challenge to feel grounded, when even the gravity is artificial. But while we do what we can to make it feel like home. The crew, is always, continues to act admirably despite the rigors of our extended stay here in outer space. The personal sacrifices they made. We continue to search for new lifeforms in order to establish firm diplomatic ties. Our extended time in uncharted territory has stretched the ship’s mechanical capacities but fortunately our engineering department, led by Mr. Scott, is more than up to the job. The ship aside, prolong cohabitation has definitely had effects on the interpersonal dynamics. Some experiences for the better and some for the worse. As for me, things have started to feel a little episodic. The farther out we go, the more I find myself wondering what it is we are trying to accomplish. But if the universe is truly endless, then we are not striving for something forever out of reach. The Enterprise is scheduled for reprovisioning stop at Yorktown, the Federation’s newest most advanced starbase. Perhaps a break from routine will offer up some respite from the mysteries of the unknown.
Captain James T. Kirk: My dad joined the Starfleet because he believed in it. I joined on a dare.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: You joined to see if you could live up to him. You spent all this time trying to be your father, now you’re wondering just what it means to be you.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: You really want to head back out there, huh?
Captain James T. Kirk: Can imagine what we’ll find.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Alien despots hell-bent on killing us, deadly space viruses, anomalies that could wipe us out in an instant.
Captain James T. Kirk: It’s going to be so much fun.
High Command of the Federation: It isn’t uncommon, you know, it’s easy to get lost in the vastness of this space. There’s only yourself, your ship, your crew.
Captain James T. Kirk: And as we’ve come to understand, there is no such thing as the unknown, only the temporarily hidden.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: I just don’t get it, Spock. I mean, what did they attack us for? I mean, they do all this for some doodad that the tiny critters didn’t want?
Commander Spock: It is unwise to trivialize that which one simply does not understand, Doctor. We can safely assume it is more important than a doodad.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: I think you just managed to insult me twice, Spock.
Captain James T. Kirk: How are we going to get out of this one, Spock? We’ve got no ship, no crew. Not the best odds.
Commander Spock: We will do what we have always done, Jim. We will find hope in the impossible.
Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott: Let’s hope this doesn’t get messy.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu. You can, you know, fly this thing, right?
Sulu: You kidding me, sir?
It is unwise to trivialize that which one simply does not understand.' - Commander Spock (Star Trek Beyond) Click To Tweet
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: [referring to Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”] Is that classical music?
Commander Spock: Yes, Doctor, it would seem to be.
Captain James T. Kirk: We were overwhelmed by something, something we’ve never seen before. I know this isn’t the last of my crew, but this is my last report. It’s the captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Commander Spock: Fascinating.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Ominous. Dark. Dangerous.
Commander Spock: Leaving me behind will significantly increase your chances of survival, Doctor.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Well that’s damn chivalrous of you, but completely out of the question.
Commander Spock: It is imperative that you locate any surviving crew.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Here I was thinking you cared.
Commander Spock: Of course I care, Leonard. I always assumed my respect for you was clear. The dialogue we have had across the years has always…
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: It’s okay, Spock. You don’t have to say it.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: [as they are surrounded by the drone ships] Well, at least I won’t die alone.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: [just then Spock is beamed] Well that’s just typical.
Commander Spock: Fear of death is illogical.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.
Commander Spock: To use a parlance with which you would be familiar, Doctor, I have just confirmed that theory to be horseshit.
Commander Spock: Lt. Uhura wears a Vokaya amulet which I presented to her as a token of my affection and respect.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: You gave your girlfriend a radioactive jewelry?
Commander Spock: The emissions is harmless, Doctor. But its unique signature makes it very easy to identify.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: You gave your girlfriend a tracking device?
Commander Spock: That was not my intention.
Commander Spock: It is unwise to trivialize that which one simply does not understand, Doctor.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: I think you just managed to insult me twice, Spock.
Krall: This is where it begins, Captain. This is where the frontier pushes back.
'Fear of death is what keeps us alive.' - Doctor 'Bones' McCoy (Star Trek Beyond) Click To Tweet
Lieutenant Uhura: Our captain will come for us. Mercy will be the last thing on his mind.
Krall: I am counting on it.
Krall: I know your kind.
Sulu: You have no idea who we are, but you’ll soon find out.
Jaylah: I know why you’re here. Why we are all here.
Captain James T. Kirk: Okay, let’s never do that again.
Jaylah: Everyone who goes there he kills.
Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott: That’s our friends out there, we cannot just leave them behind.
'We will do what we have always done. We will find hope in the impossible.' - Commander Spock (Star Trek Beyond) Click To Tweet
Krall: Unity is not your strength, it’s your weakness.
Captain James T. Kirk: I think you’re underestimating humanity.y.
Krall: I fought for Humanity! Lost millions to the Xindi and Romulan wars. And for what? For the Federation? To sit me in a Captain’s chair and break bread with the enemy!
Captain James T. Kirk: We change. We have to. Or we spend the rest of our lives fighting the same battles.
Captain James T. Kirk: You lost. There’s no way for you to make it back there! Give up!
Krall: What, like you did? I read your ship’s log, Captain James T. Kirk. At least I know what I am, I’m a soldier!
Captain James T. Kirk: You won the war, Edison. You gave us peace!
Krall: Peace is not what I was born into.
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Hold onto something!
Captain James T. Kirk: Fire at will! Do it! Do it!
Captain James T. Kirk: [as he goes to sit in his captain’s chair suddenly Jaylah sprawls into it] Pardon me.
Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott: [quietly to Jaylah] He likes that seat.
Commander Spock: “The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.”
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: Death’s door and he’s quoting Shakespeare.
Captain James T. Kirk: Let’s make some noise.
'There is no such thing as the unknown, only the temporarily hidden.' - Captain James T. Kirk (Star Trek Beyond) Click To Tweet
Krall: You can’t stop it. You will die.
Captain James T. Kirk: Better to die saving lives than to live with taking them. That’s what I was born into.
Captain James T. Kirk: [epilogue] Space, the final frontier.
Commander Spock: These are the voyages of the Starship…
Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott: Enterprise. Its continuing mission…
Doctor ‘Bones’ McCoy: To explore strange new worlds…
Sulu: To seek out new life…
Chekov: And new civilizations…
Lieutenant Lieutenant Uhura: To boldly go where no one has gone before.